Apple Gets PTAB Win Due To Inventergy's 'Weak Showing'

Law360 (April 9, 2020, 10:43 PM EDT) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board invalidated claims in an Inventergy Global Inc. affiliate's mobile telecommunications patent, saying Apple made a strong showing of obviousness while the affiliate relied on conclusory statements unsupported by evidence to defend its patent's validity.

The board's decision, issued Wednesday, said Apple had persuasively demonstrated that a skilled artisan would have been motivated to combine elements of several prior art references — earlier patents and printed publications — to arrive at INVT SPE LLC's claimed invention.

"Petitioner's showing that the claims are taught by the asserted art is strong, particularly in comparison to patent owner's weak...

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